(This post isn't prima facie "happy"-but it's glad and introspective:) I would love if you made it a discussion with me).
I wonder what it means to be a grown-up? I wonder what feelings I associate with the idea of "being a grown-up"?
I just filed my first American tax return. I had this moment, as I was moving around my kitchen putting away dishes, where I felt calm and ok...I thought, I have a kitchen, I have dishes, I have a home and a job, I can file taxes, I can do things right, and things are ok. I feel...safe and competent...to run my own life and not make a mess of it. (Wow-can I really do that?!) I think I always imagined that "adults" have these feelings. I think I'll decide that having this safe and confident place is part of what it means to "be a grown-up"-and try to cultivate it.